Christmas Songs Book Tag
‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’: Favourite Bookish Couple
My favourite bookish couple changes so often! There are so many. I think my current favourites are John Thorne and Margaret Hale from North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell. They’re the epitome of enemies to lovers, and so perfect for each other.
‘I’ll Be Home for Christmas’: Name a book where a character is away from home (school, vacation etc)
This is a difficult one! Most of the stories I’ve read recently, the characters are at home. But maybe Willie in Goodnight Mister Tom. Even though technically Mister Tom’s becomes his home, initially he’s an evacuee.
‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’: Name your favourite ‘little’ book (Children’s book, short story, novella, etc)
I re-read The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore every Christmas Eve before Christmas. It’s the ultimate children’s read at Christmas.
‘Santa Claus is Coming to Town’: What book(s) do you hope Santa brings you this year?
I’d love to get the MinaLima edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. I was so out of the loop last year that I didn’t even realise it had been released until about six months after the fact! And now the second book has just been released.
‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’: Which book turned your nose read (made you cry)?
I haven’t cried at a book in a while, but the one that I always remember making me weep is The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks. The scene where the son has to say goodbye to his father just got me. I was bawling!
‘The Most Wonderful Time of the Year’ Your favourite book/kind of book to read during the holidays
I love to read festive-themed books, be it new releases or classics. This year I’ve read A Christmas Carol, The Polar Express and Stay Another Day by Juno Dawson. It gets you into the festive spirit!
‘We Three Kings’: Your favourite trilogy
My favourite trilogy is The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I don’t read many series books, but this one has always stood out to me as I read all three books in 48 hours.
‘Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow’: A character you would love to be snowed in with
Hmm, probably the likes of Catherine Morland from Northanger Abbey. She and I could talk about books all day!
‘Last Christmas’: A book that seriously let you down
Ooh, I was really hoping I’d love The Nutcracker by E.T.A. Hoffman and honestly it was a little dull. The ballet and film adaptations I’ve seen always made it out that the Nutcracker was a big deal and there was a sort of romance between him and Clara. But that’s not the case at all. The story barely features any kind of plot, except about the odd uncle who gifts Clara the Nutcracker in the first place.
‘White Christmas’: An upcoming release you’re dreaming about
Hmm, I’m really excited to get into Elektra by Jennifer Saint. I was lucky enough to be sent a digital proof to read and I can’t wait to dive in! Greek myth retellings are my all-time favourites.
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